Politics Barack Obama

  • WASHINGTON— Donald Trump's status as a Washington outsider fuels his fiery populism and also is helping to shield him from the scrutiny House Republicans are devoting to Hillary Clinton, a former U.S. senator and secretary of state. The GOP- led, subpoena-wielding Oversight and Government Reform Committee isn't investigating Trump's business dealings, his...

  • President Barack Obama greets Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef.

    President Barack Obama has vetoed a bill that would have allowed the families of 9/11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 23- Who becomes the next U.S. president will be a primary focus for Wall Street next week and beyond, starting on Monday with the first debate between candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. While the White House race has so far had little discernible effect on the market, that may soon change as polls show a tightening race.

  • HAVANA, Sept 23- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday that his visit to Communist-ruled Cuba, the first ever by a Japanese leader, had turned a new page in bilateral relations and the two countries would now deepen their economic relationship. "This visit has turned a new page in 400 years of Japan- Cuba friendship," Abe said. "Cuba is an extremely...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 23- Senior Republican U.S. House of Representatives lawmakers made clear on Friday they will keep campaigning against Boeing and Airbus jetliner sales to Iran, despite the Treasury Department's announcement that it had begun issuing licenses for the exports. Republican Representatives Pete Roskam and Jeb Hensarling wrote to Treasury's...

  • A police officer frisks a man in Albuquerque, NM.

    Some of America's cities, including Trump's hometown of NY, have become case studies in the perils of aggressive stops, NBC News reports.

  • HAVANA, Sept 23- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday that his visit to Communist-ruled Cuba, the first ever by a Japanese leader, had turned a new page in bilateral relations and the two countries would now deepen their economic relationship. "This visit has turned a new page in 400 years of Japan- Cuba friendship," Abe said. "Cuba is an extremely...

  • BRUSSELS— Talks for a massive free trade deal between the United States and European Union, the world's biggest economies, appear to be on the rocks. An accord was supposed to breathe new life into global trade, setting a shining example for other countries as they debate whether to knock down barriers to commerce or insulate their home industries.

  • A U.S. National guard soldier accepts a hug from protester as people march through downtown to protest the police shooting of Keith Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 22, 2016.

    Police chose not to enforce a curfew prompted by two nights of riots that engulfed the city after a black man was shot to death by a police officer.

  • BRUSSELS— The outlook for a vast free trade pact between the European Union and the United States was bleak Friday, with EU ministers discussing whether to change their approach after conceding that a deal cannot be sealed before President Barack Obama leaves office. So it is not realistic to reach final agreement by the end of President Obama' s administration, "...

  • WASHINGTON— A new study that examines some major health care proposals from the presidential candidates finds that Donald Trump would cause about 20 million to lose coverage while Hillary Clinton would provide coverage for an additional 9 million people. Republican candidate Trump would repeal "Obamacare" and replace it with a new tax deduction, insurance...

  • Clinton Preparing for 'Different Trumps' at First Debate.

    Hillary Clinton adviser tells reporters how Clinton is preparing for Monday night's first debate with Donald Trump, NBC reports.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Top Democrats in U.S legislative intelligence committees accused Russia of trying to influence the Nov. 8 U.S. election via computer hacking.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 22- Native American tribes took their fight to Washington on Thursday to stop development of a $3.7 billion oil pipeline, as Democrats in the U.S. Congress urged the federal government to scrap construction permits and reconsider the project. Representative Raul Grijalva, the senior Democrat on the House of Representatives Natural...

  • Donald Trump

    Trumps revised economic plan to add trillions in national debt.

  • WASHINGTON— Donald Trump's campaign says a government plan to give up managing key operations of the internet poses a threat of outside censorship of online information. The upcoming Oct. 1 transition, which will result in no immediate discernible change for internet users, is the result of planning that started under President Bill Clinton in 1998 and...

  • Donald Trump

    The candidate is hyping results and citing figures that economists who follow the oil and gas industry seriously doubt.

  • PARIS, Sept 22- French business lobbies called on Thursday for the extension of talks between the European Union and the United States on a free trade deal, even as the French government called for an end to the negotiations. Washington and Brussels are officially committed to sealing the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership before U.S.

  • Secret Service patrol outside the White House in Washington, DC.

    A White House staffer's email appears to have been hacked, leaking documents from the First Lady and the Secret Service. NBC News reports.

  • White House staffer email appears to have been hacked

    CNBC’s John Harwood on a developing story how a White House staffer’s email has apparently been hacked, including the First Lady's documents.